"We are inviting women to come and be a part of a powerful service opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people.”--Sr. Patricia Dowling, CBS, Director of Vocation Ministry
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 18, 2011
The Sisters of Bon Secours will be holding a short-term service project July 21-26 for single Catholic women, ages 21-35. Volunteers will be working with the sisters to assist those in need within Baltimore’s inner city. They will work as a team in a community garden, a drop-in center for women, a family support/learning center and also within senior housing. Volunteers will build relationships with the families, children and elderly they work with during this special service time. Sister Fran Gorsuch, CBS, is organizing this project and said, “I can think of nothing better to do than enhance the lives of others through compassion and care. That’s what Project Good Help® is all about: putting our gifts at the service of those most in need!”
Each day will include prayer and reflection. The volunteers will have the opportunity to share their daily experiences with each other and the sisters. They will learn how to apply their faith in action to their everyday lives and round out their experience within a community of volunteers.
Volunteers will be staying at the US headquarters of the Sisters of Bon Secours in Marriottsville, Md. The sisters will provide transportation and meals for the volunteers each day. This is a great opportunity for college students and young professionals who want to volunteer this summer, but don’t have the extended time away from careers or studies for long-term service.
The Sisters of Bon Secours live an active life of ministry and continually provide Good Help to Those in Need®. Project Good Help® is an opportunity for women to come together to volunteer their time and talents by reaching out to people in need in West Baltimore where the Sisters of Bon Secours have served for 130 years. Sister Patricia Dowling, CBS, Director of Vocation Ministry, said, “It allows volunteers to put their faith into action and to reflect on how outreach efforts strengthen their personal and spiritual development. Project Good Help® facilitates offering hope to people in need through loving and meaningful service. We are inviting women to come and be a part of a powerful service opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people.”
Spaces are limited for volunteers. Registration and information about Project Good Help® is available at http://www.BonSecoursVocations.org/project-good-help. Email CBSVocations(at)bshsi.org or call 1-877-742-0277.
About the Sisters of Bon Secours: As an international congregation of Catholic sisters they have long had a heart for providing health care, social services and spiritual comfort to disadvantaged communities since their inception in 1824 when they nursed the sick in their homes. Today, their holistic approach to caring for all of creation equips the Sisters of Bon Secours to spread wellness and God’s love throughout the four corners of the world. For more information on discerning your vocation or becoming a nun, please visit http://BonSecoursVocations.org, email: CBSVocations(at)bshsi.org or call 410-442-0267.